REGULAR SEASON: Missed 67 games this season due to a lower body injury (has missed 144 games the last two seasons due to a lower body injury)…Placed on IR Nov. 9 (lower body injury suffered Nov. 8 vs. NSH).
USHL All-Rookie Team (2003) CCHA First All-Star Team (2005, 2007) CCHA Player of the Year (2006) NCAA West First All-American Team (2006) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2007)
Missed majority of 2010-11 and 2011-12 due to hip injury at San Jose, November 15, 2010, and resulting surgery, December 3, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Albany (AHL), September 27, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring lower-body injury and as a healthy reserve.
This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.